He chose to commit to Scotland at A level and at 7’s. He could have played for the England 7’s team but was ruled out through injury. In the Six Nations game against Wales on 13 February 2010, Evans suffered a severe neck injury after colliding with Welsh player Lee Byrne. Evans officially announced his retirement from all codes of rugby after the Wales v South Africa test match in the Autumn Internationals of 2010. In 2012, Evans, coached by Margot Wells, kick-started his athletic campaign competing in indoor competitions and finished fourth in the Scottish Senior Championships with a personal best of 7. During the outdoor season, he ran personal bests of 11. 26 for the 100m and 23.
However, by the end of the season, Evans decided that he would not continue with athletics choosing instead to pursue an acting career. Evans was an analyst for ITV’s coverage of the 2011 Rugby World Cup. In September 2014 Evans was a contestant in BBC’s twelfth series of Strictly Come Dancing partnered with Lithuanian professional Iveta Lukosiute. He was voted out in the 5th week. Evans’ brother, Max also played rugby for Scotland and Castres. They are the twentieth set of brothers to play together for Scotland.
Evans was romantically linked with actress Kelly Brook. On 16 March 2011, Brook announced, via her Twitter account, that she was pregnant and that she and Evans were expecting a baby girl. Evans is a cousin of disc jockey Chris Evans. In 2011 he appeared on cereal boxes for Scott’s Porage Oats along with Chris Paterson and Ross Ford.
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Evans was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and raised in the town of Sudbury. He has two sisters, Carly and Shanna, and a younger brother, Scott. Evans graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. He moved to New York City and took classes at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. Evans’s first credited appearance was in a short educational video titled Biodiversity: Wild About Life! In 1999, Evans was the model for “Tyler” in Hasbro’s board game Mystery Date.